Turkish FM blasts 'West's double standard' on terrorism

Turkish FM blasts
# 15 February 2021 13:23 (UTC +04:00)

The Turkish foreign minister on Monday strongly criticized the Western countries over their "double standards" and "selective approach" on terrorism, APA reports citing Anadolu Agency.

"Western world's double standard on terrorism and its selective approach about 'good terrorist' and 'bad terrorist' continue," said Mevlut Cavusoglu on Twitter, using hashtags #PKKisaHeinousTerroristOrganisation and #PKKExecutesCivilians.

Cavusoglu's statement came after the bodies of 13 Turkish citizens, martyred by PKK terrorists, were found in a cave during Turkey's anti-terror operation in northern Iraq.

The top Turkish diplomat shared his message both in Turkish and English.

The US State Department also issued a statement to offer its condolences over the killing of Turkish citizens five hours after Cavusoglu's message.

On Sunday, Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said the bodies of the Turkish citizens were found during Operation Claw-Eagle 2, which Turkey launched on Feb. 10 to prevent the PKK/KCK and other terror groups from re-establishing positions used to carry out cross-border terror attacks.